Question: How do You think – why Google decided to secure search for people logged in resulting in lack of keywords data in Google Analytics.
Answer: To the SEO community, this is the #1 meaniest, nastiest, Google as horrible evil monopoly thing that they did recently. Most people believe there is little honesty behind their announcement here. For instance, they still share this data with the AdWords community and they certainly share it with themselves. They weren’t giving anyone IP data or the ability to reverse engineer anything.
I think, sadly, it is a red herring that they put out to pretend that Google cares about privacy, while meanwhile they are tightening the noose around privacy. It is an example of Google abusing its monopoly power. Write your congressman, but oops they are too far behind on the times to understand how important this change is.
Sigh, sigh, sigh. It’s a very sad thing.
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